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    Sale 12572

    Important Watches

    30 May 2016, Convention Hall

  • Lot 2387

    PATEK PHILIPPE. A FINE AND VERY RARE 18K WHITE GOLD AUTOMATIC WORLD TIME WRISTWATCH WITH CLOISONNÉ ENAMEL DIAL, ORIGINAL CERTIFICATE AND BOX, DOUBLE FACTORY SEALED

    SIGNED PATEK PHILIPPE, GENEVE, REF. 5131, MOVEMENT NO. 5'697’182, CASE NO. 4'594’129, CIRCA 2013

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    PATEK PHILIPPE. A FINE AND VERY RARE 18K WHITE GOLD AUTOMATIC WORLD TIME WRISTWATCH WITH CLOISONNÉ ENAMEL DIAL, ORIGINAL CERTIFICATE AND BOX, DOUBLE FACTORY SEALED
    SIGNED PATEK PHILIPPE, GENEVE, REF. 5131, MOVEMENT NO. 5'697’182, CASE NO. 4'594’129, CIRCA 2013
    Cal. 240 HU automatic movement stamped with the PP seal, 33 jewels, polychrome cloisonné enamel dial depicting Eurasia, 24 hours revolving chapter ring divided into noctural and diurnal hours, outer silvered revolving ring with names of 24 cities, circular case, glazed display screw back, button in the band to adjust the time zone, 18k white gold Patek Philippe buckle, case, dial and movement signed
    39.5 mm. diam.
    US$100,000-$150,000


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    With Patek Philippe Certificate of Origin dated 5 May 2013, instruction manual, leather wallet, fitted presentation box and outer packaging.

    The present watch is still double factory sealed and therefore has never been worn. Furthermore, the present watch is fresh to the market.

    For another example of the Reference 5131 in white gold, please see Lot 2688 in this sale.

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    Pre-Lot Text

    Reference 5131 is a tribute to Patek Philippe’s vintage world time watches, which are today amongst the rarest treasures, especially when highlighted by a superb cloisonné enamel dial such as the present contemporary example. As the art of making such dials is highly complex and requires great skill from dedicated artisans, the numbers produced are very limited.

    Reference 5131 is equipped with the ultra-thin automatic calibre 240 HU. (HU stands for Heure Universelle, which is French for World Time). It features an eccentric 22k gold micro-rotor recessed in the back plate.

    Reference 5131 was produced in three different case materials with three different cloisonné enamel dials. The yellow gold version was launched in 2008, followed by white gold in 2009 and pink gold in 2014. The dial of the yellow gold version displays Americas, Europe and Africa, the white gold version displays Europe, Africa, Asia, and Oceania, the dial of the pink gold version displays Asia, Oceania and the Americas. In 2012 a special and unique reference 5131 was produced with a view of Lake Geneva, to celebrate the firm's 175th Anniversary. In 2014, limited editions with different dial motifs were launched.

    To the best of our knowledge, that approximately 13 other examples in white gold are known to have appeared at auction to date.

    For an examples of Patek Philippe Reference 5131, please see Lot 2387 and 2688 in this sale.